Institutional Investors in Germany: Insurance Companies and Investment Funds
41 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2003
Date Written: June 5, 2003
This chapter focuses on institutional investors in the German financial markets. Institutional investors are specialized financial intermediaries who collect and manage funds on behalf of small investors toward specific objectives in terms of risk, return and maturity. The major types of institutional investors in Germany are insurance companies and investment funds. We will examine the nature of their businesses, their size and role in the financial sector, the size and the composition of the assets under their management, aspects of financial regulation, and features of their asset-liability-management.
Keywords: Institutional Investors, Insurance Companies, Investment Funds, Regulation, Pension
JEL Classification: G22, G23, G28
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